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Baker schools and BR to receive more than $6 million in flood recovery grants

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Monday, December 05 2016 Dec 5, 2016 December 05, 2016 4:21 PM December 05, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – The City of Baton Rouge and the Baker School System will receive more than $6 million in grants for flood recovery.

Representative Cedric Richmond announced the availability of the federal funds on Monday afternoon.

The Baker School System will receive $3.9 million for cleaning, damage removal and sanitation of school buildings impacted by the flooding in August. The City of Baton Rouge will receive $2.9 million for performing emergency protective measures as a result of the severe weather.

Richmond said that the funds will help businesses, schools and families get back on their feet.

"Southeastern Louisiana has suffered through some of the worst flooding in our nation's history,"  Rep. Richmond said.

"These important resources from FEMA are evidence that we are not alone in that struggle. I will continue to work with our federal partners to ensure the people of Baton Rouge and Baker receive the support they need and deserve to recover from this historic flooding," Richmond said.

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